Herbs Or Contaminants – What’s In Your Herbal Supplement? Video)

What would you do to lose some weight or maybe gain a few pounds? Pop an herbal supplement, thinking that it is effective and safe at the same time.

A study conducted by the Attorney General’s Office has proved that most of the herbal supplements manufactured by top companies do not contain the herbs that are enlisted in the package, and in some cases, they might even contain contaminants.

Mislabeling, contamination and false advertising are illegal?

Only 4 percent of the tested herbal products available in Walmart contained plant ingredients as mentioned. According to the AG’s Office, apparently fillers and contaminants such as rice, citrus, asparagus, beans, pine, houseplant, wild carrot, primrose, wheat, and others are used instead of herbs.Here you can watch a related video.

“Mislabeling, contamination and false advertising are illegal,” said
state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. “They also pose
unacceptable risk to New York families — especially those with
allergies to hidden ingredients.”

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association for the
dietary supplement industry, called the announcement by the AG’s office a
“self-serving publicity stunt under the guise of protecting public
health.” It questioned the testing methods used in the investigation and
said the AG’s office did not give companies a reasonable opportunity to
respond to its concerns.

To read more – James T. Mulder wrote the very interesting article on:http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/